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Gather Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gatherboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 982-7220
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday -Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm (late night menu until 1:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Dennis Wilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seaport Boulevard
  • Public Transit: Silver Line: Courthouse Station 15 minute walk from South Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking throughout Seaport Square as well as lot parking for $15-17.
A word from Gather
Gather is a full service restaurant and bar adjacent to District Hall that serves a menu of affordable, fresh, and inventive dishes inspired by modern-American cuisine. Located in Boston's fast-growing Seaport District, Gather offers guests a bright and airy space with a comfortable and energetic atmosphere for friends, co-workers and more to come together. The bar serves delicious cocktails, local craft beers and a wide selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Gather will serve lunch and dinner daily, with menus featuring creative and inventive dishes inspired by modern American cuisine. Worldly dishes will be alongside today’s standards such as chicken and waffles, flatbread pizza and cheeseburgers. The menu will feature snacks, fresh local seafood, entree salads and daily specials.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A romantic patio provides views of the water while you munch on great appetizers, such as the delicious grilled octopus with aioli. The service is a bit slow, so don't go if you are in a rush. But the ambiance is so magnificent that the poor service can be overlooked."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Tried to get reservations at legal Harborside and couldn't get in. So we decided to go to Gather and I was very impressed. The margarita was super spicy and delicious. My wife got the Mojito and enjoyed it as well. We got the octopus which was absolutely amazing. Super tender and per extra cooked, you need to try this. We also got duck tacos which were good, but very messy. You need to wear a bib. The lobster roll was humongous and delicious. The seafood jambalaya was okay, you are better off getting the lobster roll. This place is definitely worth a try."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Got the feeling no one wanted to be here working. The bar tender was not friendly and smacking gum. She was not engaging at all. The "special" tasted like it was a frozen meal out the freezer and warmed in a microwave. Doubt gather will be here long"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Gather is a place to check out for its aesthetically pleasing interior decor (the hanging light fixtures), some of its mixed drink and dish offerings, and outdoor seating (a street away from the actual harbor - still a great view though). I recommend the Boom Boom Shrimp as a starter and their firey margarita, the Picante. I made a mistake of getting a pasta dish (Pasta & Pesto), but it was still good. After my first visit, I would recommend visiting Gather at least once for a drink/cocktail, or starters before your dinner reservation. I plan to try out its Sunday brunch menu as I think this will be a great brunch place for a warm and sunny afternoon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Loved the grilled octopus and cocktails. I also ate a salad and pasta that was not so great and very expensive. It was hard to get the waitress attention as she was attending too many tables. The outdoor seating was great as we had a view of the ocean."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have been there twice now and I have really enjoyed the ceviche with the accompaniment of lotus root chips, salsa and guacamole."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I didn't know anything about Gather but was looking for something in the neighborhood and thought we'd try something new. I had the cod which was delicious and my friends had the seviche and salmon. We all really enjoyed our experience. I would probably have given it a higher rating on ambiance if it hadn't been so warm. It was a really hot night and on the way out we noticed that the door near where we were sitting was open so the A/C was not working to its fullest."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "If you want a nice view, might as well go to a place on the other side of the street. Nothing special about cocktail or wine list but it wasn't disappointing either. Lobster roll was good, fruit + cheese plate below par. Our server was very nice and attentive."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Location is great for outdoor dining and the food is casual yet creative. A great deal in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were going to a show in that area....starting the day before I tried to get reservations and there was no availability in any of the restaurants closer to the Blue Hills Pavilion. I found Gather in a final search on Open Table. I'm so glad I found it. It has plenty of availability but wasn't completely empty. We had a nice outside table with a great view of the bay. Dinner was perfectly prepared to our liking, priced reasonably (for that area), and the drinks were top notch. We ended up spending over 2 hours there with friends. Would definitely go again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Enjoy the atmosphere in the innovation district. This time remarkable improvement on service. Staff very friendly! Pasto was great, tacos my daughter had were delicious, more people mid age and up should come down and take advantage of the young and vibrant and innovative atmosphere at District Hall."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "had a great night of outdoor dining w/ friends - Annie our waitress enhanced the experience - food/service/ambiance was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food, service, menu and ambience! Cannot wait to get back!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great cocktails, so-so lunch. I've been here for after-work drinks and the bar is lively and fun. I took a colleague to lunch, however, and was underwhelmed. I ordered the turkey club and what I got for meat was the thin slices you get from a cheap package at the supermarket. Service was very good but I think I will stick to drinks from here on out."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Do not get the sangria. It was worst I've ever had - basically watered down cheap wine with little fruit and no sweetness."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great outdoor seating area with a good selection of beers. Better suited for drinks and apps than entrees"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I dined at Gather prior to attending a Cirque du Soleil performance. We found it clean, the staff attentive, and the food was adequate."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "First visit. A bit noisy with not great acoustics. Most meals in our party of 6 were fine. Steak was overcooked and somewhat small. Turkey club was average, not offered a choice of bread. Jambalaya was very tasty, good portion. Lobster roll good. Server pleasant."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "the waitress thought you put olives in gin & tonics. requests for additional plates, set up ignored and forgotten. shrimp breading was watery, like it was done! nice servers but too inexperienced at these prices"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Not great. Good for some bar bites, sandwiches, and that clam chowder. Not so much for the full meals. Nice location and cool dining room + outdoors"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I sat outside in this instance that I went to Gather. The service was great as usual. the outdoor seating faces the waterfront/Boston Harbor. I had a light lunch (mango cucumber salad) since it was 88 degrees out but it was filling and well presented. Definitely a convenient place to get quick lunch, be outside and get back to work without a wait."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our table was ready for us. The steamers were very good and hot. The lobster salad and the scrod were perfect. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Restaurant is VERY loud - could not hear my friends on the other side of the table. 2 tables were moved together and were not even, so we had to be aware not to spill our drinks. Food was very, very average. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Needs lots of improvements."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Lunch salad was very good and others enjoyed their dishes. Good outdoor setup to enjoy a nice sunny day. The problem is that Northern Avenue at lunch on a weekday is a mess of dump trucks, seafood delivery trucks and other very loud vehicles that rumble by and force you to stop the conversation until they pass. Not sure there is anything Gather can do to solve this but if you are looking for a peaceful lunch this might not be the spot"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "while the location and view were excellent and the decor romantic, the food was really mediocre. there are so many better restaurants in south boston and especially in that area. maybe better to grab a drink there and move on elsewhere for dinner. we had the short rib mashed potato pizza and the short rib meat was so dry it tasted like inorganic material, i had to pick it all off. ink squid pasta was also poorly cooked and really underwhelming."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Gather has a great vibe to it. Sadly not on the water but part of the bustling Seaport District. The food was definitely up to par. We had the hummus plate, chips & dip, and chicken with waffles for apps. The dip (onion) for the chips could have had but more flavor but I dipped in the hummus so all was good. Dinner was statler chicken, lobster Cobb, steak frites, and St. Louis baby back ribs. All plates were completely clean!!! Dessert was banana split and chocolate layer cake. Yummmmmm!! Now for the missing star. The drinks were yummy but a very light pour. I had three cocktails. At any other place I'd have a nice buzz at Gather I was fine. Go for beer or straight alcohol if you want a buzz ;-)"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We went to Gather as a group of 4 on the way to a concert, so had an early 6:00 Rez. At this point the after work crowd was in full force and the bar was packed. Our server was funny and pleasant but took our drink order and disappeared for a good 30 minutes. Someone else when asked where the drinks were responded that the bar was busy...sigh. We ordered a series of small plates, some of which were delicious and others really mediocre. Get the duck tacos and the spicy shrimp, avoid the hummus and tapenade (bland) and the pizza with short ribs (dry). It's a fun locale and environment but needs to work out the kinks before we'd go back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Love the entire set up here. Same friendly service I've grown accustomed to at all their locations and the food is awesome!!!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Food wasn't that great for the price they charge. Not a great menu to choose from."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Went here recently for dinner with my partner. I am vegan and I specified that when making the reservation. The menu contains a couple vegetarian options of cheesy pasta and a veggie burger. I was not particularly excited about either so I asked the waiter for suggestions and other options. Apparently asking for modifications at this restaurant is a huge bother and the waiter did nothing to hide his unhappiness with me. I have never felt so unwelcome at a restaurant before. The place also seemed under-staffed and hurried. I would not recommend this place even if you don't need any accommodations. There are many other amazing restaurants in this area that you should check out instead."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great menu, great service, beautiful view and very good food. What's not to love?"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "A beautiful Friday evening was capped off with a delicious meal at Gather. My friends and I enjoyed cocktails (the margarita was one of the best I've had in the city) and split 4 things from the menu. The gnocchi practically melted in my mouth, the bang bang shrimp was amazing and the ceviche was the favorite of the table. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and knew the menu well (despite just starting two months prior). Overall, I would say this was one of the best dining experiences I've had in Boston. I look forward to coming back here soon!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "You can't deny the ambience and scenic view of the waterfront. The food was good but unfortunately I found that THING you NEVER want to find in your salad (hair). The waitress did remove it from the bill. Other dishes we had were yummy. I would recommend and I would go back and try again but I wouldn't say it's excellent."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The price to add chicken to a salad was way too high. There is now way that a salad should come out to $23 unless it is the greatest salad known to man. Besides this, everything else was great!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This is a cool spot in an increasingly vibrant neighborhood. Checked it out for lunch and was surprised by the prices, especially considering quantities. I ordered a scallop salad and it was a handful of greens (stalks of them) with one or two small scallops that were sliced thin to appear as if there was more on the plate. This for $17. I find that robbery. Larger entrees were $24+. This is way too expensive for lunch. Their price/portion offering at lunch should be revisited."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "It billed as an innovative dining experience, but the food was not much different than many other casual modern American restaurants. It is perhaps drawing this characterization from their co-location with a tech start up incubator. The service was below average. One of my colleagues ordered steamers. She sent them back because there was a significant amount of sand, as they had not been properly washed. She was told that she could wash them off in the cooking liquid. That is a very ignorant suggestion. She asked to have them replaced with raw oysters, which she did not eat because there were shells in them. It was a frustrating experience. That said, I did have a lovely order of oysters, that were clean, and a nice lobster roll. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Boston and went to Gather with our two children. We were in a booth having dinner and a group was standing behind our booth by the bar. A woman dropped her glass of red wine on my daughter's head. My daughter had red wine on her clothes and her hair and the woman and her group never acknowledged or apologized. There was broken glass and the group was not even worried about picking this up. My husband and our waiter did. Definitely never experienced anything like this before. Our waiter, Mike, was excellent, charming, and very apologetic even though it wasn't his fault. The food was excellent and the free dessert too. This was a memorable experience. Beware if you bring your kids."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Chicken and waffles are fairly tasteless, need a zip of maple syrup and heat. The shrimp were greasy and not as described. The chowder was good but could have used more clams. Prices were high for the food we received. The space is nice and if they refined their menu we'd maybe go back to sit on the patio "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went to Gather before an event at the World Trade Center. Ambiance was good if a bit loud and our waitress was really great. Half of our party liked their food but didn't think it was anything special (both burgers); two parties did not (one burger, one jambalaya that was overly salty and very sandy from the clams). Bathrooms are located in a hallway outside the restaurant, and it was a bit hard to get there and back due to the crowd at the entrance. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Maybe I'm showing my age (50) but my overall focus was on the noise level. The relatively small environment and large, flat surfaces amplifies all conversations - not the place for an intimate get together. That being said - I though the food and service were great. The wait staff were very attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 5/29/2014